David Lynch Bringing Garbage, Phoebe Bridgers to New Festival of Disruption Benefit Events

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David Lynch walks the red carpet during the 12th Rome Film Fest at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on Nov. 4, 2017 in Rome, Italy.

Lynch will also host a screening of 'Mulholland Drive' with special guest Justin Theroux.

David Lynch has announced a new concert series under his Festival of Disruption banner. In partnership with the Bowery Presents, the David Lynch Foundation will stage two concerts at Brooklyn Steel on May 17 & 18 with performances from Garbage, Phoebe Bridgers, Wye Oak, Mercury Rev and the Messthetics. Nancy Whang from LCD Soundsystem will also do a DJ set.

DLF will also host a separate slate of programming the afternoon of May 18 at Music Hall of Williamsburg, featuring an intimate screening of Lynch’s acclaimed 1998 film Mulholland Drive in tandem with a conversation between Lynch (via Skype) and actor Justin Theroux.

"Come to the Festival of Disruption, where we are dedicated to disrupting the old bad and bringing in the new good, which is peace, happiness, and good will to all. Let’s Rock!" said Lynch in a release

On the heels of a 2018 run celebrating the 20th anniversary of its classic album Deserter’s Songs, Mercury Rev will play just its second show in New York in the past decade on May 17, while Wye Oak and the Messthetics featuring bassist Joe Lally and drummer Brendan Canty of the legendary band Fugazi take the stage on the Friday night.

The May 18 date will feature Bridgers straight off her Better Oblivion Community Center tour with Conor Oberst, a DJ set from Whang and Garbage who had several impromptu visits from Lynch while recording at their Madison, Wis. studio in the 1990s.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be asked to perform at these shows and consider it an immense honor," said Garbage in a release. "We have been ardent fans of David Lynch for as long as we can remember and have often cited him as a major creative influence."

Curated by Lynch, the series will benefit his foundation’s work bringing Transcendental Meditation to people suffering from post-traumatic stress.

Tickets go on sale March 22.